Hey friends! 🙂 Fall is fast approaching! It’s the time of year when my hydrangea flowers start to dry out. Time to harvest them and bring them inside to finish drying! It reminded me that I still had a bunch of dried hydrangea flowers from last year that I hadn’t done anything with yet. I’ve been on a wreath making kick as of late, so I thought why not make a wreath out of them? And since I’m going to do that, why not make a tutorial on how to make a dried hydrangea flower wreath to share with you all? 🙂
How To Make A Dried Hydrangea Flower Wreath
All you need is are some dried hydrangea, a 12′ wire wreath frame (where to buy), a hot glue gun, and glue sticks.
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Before we jump into it, I want to tell you that I am not an expert on drying flowers in any way, shape, or form. The way I dry my hydrangea flowers is to harvest them and set them on the floor of our shower in our guest bathroom for a few weeks until they are completely dry. There are several different ways to dry them, as well as flower preserver spray to make them last longer. I just prefer to keep it simple and just dry them out naturally like they did it back in the day.
Lay out the hydrangea flower “clumps” loosely on the wreath base. You don’t want to smush them too tightly together at this point because they will start losing flowers. This is just give you an idea of how the finished wreath will look before you do any gluing.
Quickly spread enough hot glue over the wreath frame for one flower clump…
… and gently but firmly press a flower clump onto the glue. You want to do this whole process quickly because the hot glue dries fast. If you wait too long, the glue will dry and won’t stick to the flowers. Repeat the process, pressing the flower clumps gently but firmly together as you work around the wreath frame. You will lose some flowers off the clumps no matter how gentle you are. So if you do lose some flowers, don’t worry – this is normal.
If you have any gaps in the wreath, glue in small flower clumps to fill them in.
Turn the wreath over and gently place it wrong side up on the table. Glue any spots where the flowers are not glued to the wreath frame. Leave a small area open on the outermost ring of the wire frame to string burlap or twine for hanging.
That’s all there is to it! 🙂 Hang up your wreath and enjoy!
I really like how mine turned out! It’s the perfect finishing touch above the fireplace in our master bedroom!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make a dried hydrangea flower wreath! 🙂 If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comment section below!